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INFO BOX
PLATFORM:
PlayStation 3
PUBLISHER:
Valve Software
DEVELOPER:
Valve Software
GENRE: First Person Shooter
PLAYERS:   1
RELEASE DATE:
May 18, 2011
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 Written by Matt Swider  on January 18, 2011

Breaking News: Cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games and cross-platform chat are also highlights of the Steam support that Valve had promised for the April 18-bound game.




PlayStation 3 will not only be home to the best console version of Portal 2 thanks to its Steam support versus the Xbox 360, it'll be the best copy to pick up period on April 18, even when compared to the PC and Mac versions.

Valve - always known as a PC gaming company at heart - finally revealed the mysterious "Steam support" announced at E3 2010 to include cross-platform play with PC and Mac users of the game. Additionally, persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games and cross-platform chat with PC and Mac gamers will also be available.

"We made a promise to gamers at E3 that Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 would be the best console version of the product," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Working together with Sony we have identified a set of features we believe are very compelling to gamers. We hope to expand upon the foundation being laid in Portal 2 with more Steam features and functionality in DLC and future content releases."

To top it off, purchasing a PS3 copy of Portal 2 entitles owners to unlock a free Steam Play copy of Portal 2 for the PC and Mac. All that is required is linking your PSN and Steam accounts.

"We designed the Portal 2 PS3 experience to be very straightforward for gamers," said Josh Weier, project lead on Portal 2 at Valve. "PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-Ray disc in the PS3, link to their Steam account from inside the game, and all their Steam friends (on PC and Mac) will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites."



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